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Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams

What It’s All About:
U.S Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his partner Chuck (Ruffalo) are sent to Ashercliff Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island. They are investigating the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando who has vanished from a locked room. As the investigation progresses Teddy begins to question what is really happening on the island, and his true intentions of why he is there are revealed. Nothing is as it seems on Shutter Island.

The Final Verdict:
Slow pacing, disjointed story and lack of emotional connection will keep most viewers at distance from Shutter Island’s brilliance. While not up to the same standards as other Scorsese masterpieces, he manages to tell a story that when reflected upon, is spooky, strange and very real. DiCaprio once again hits good form in the role of Teddy Daniels, and his supporting cast provide the backdrop to create this great psychological drama. Unfortunately the movie has it’s shortcomings that simply don’t allow it to see it’s true potential.